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VOL. LIV 



WELLESLEY, MASS., MARCH 14, 1946 



NO. 16 



Major Officers Announced 



Mary Lib Hurff Heads 
'News' Aided by Mills, 
Crane, Olson, Nessler 



New Office of Collegiate 
Editor Filled at Recent 

Elections by Netcs 

The editorial staff of the We T - 
lesley College News elected Mai- 
Lib Hurff, Editor-in-Chief for tii< 
coming year at a meeting la^t 
Thursday. Mary Agnes Mills w 11 
be the new Managing Editor; 
Sylvia Crane was chosen New ■» 
Editor; Barbara J. Olson, Make- 
up Editor; Dorothy Nessler, 
Feature Editor; Ellen Watson, 
Literary Editor, Emmy Fenste'"- 
wald, Collegiate Editor; Jof-n 
Rosencranz, Cut Editor; Ru h 
Adams, File Editor; Marcia Vic - 
ery, Judy Sly, and Jane Pai i, 
Associate Editors. 

The News Business Board h- s 
elected Marion Hughes Busine s 
Manager for 194647. The A 1- 
vertising Manager wil be Bar- 
bara Bell; Circulation Manager, 
Evelyn Burr. Bunny Hamper has 
been elected Assistant Circula- 
tion Manager. 

Mary Lib joined the News 
staff in the spring of her Fresh- 
man year. She acted as Sopho- 
more Representative for Stone, 
and this year is a Vil Junior for 
Beebe. In addition, she has re- 
cently been named a Durant 
Scholar. She is majoring in Eng- 
lish Composition. 

Angie Mills, the new Managing 
Editor, is probably best known 
through the college as Beetle of 
Junior Show, the cynic whose so- 
lution to Wellesley's problems 
was "Transfer." In her more 
large part in Forum's World 




serious moments 
she is a member 
of the Student 
Education Com- 
mittee, last fall 

was one of the 
Tryout Editors 
for News, and is 
~ an Art Major. 



Syl Crane 
now taking 



Federation Committee, acting as 
Chairman of Pressure Activities, 
and was co-Editor of the Service 
Fund Issue last fall. 

B. J. Olson, who will be Make- 
up Editor, is present Business 
Manager of We, as well as as- 
sistant head of Forum's Debate 
Committee. A Composition Ma- 
jor, she joined News in her 
Sophomore year. 

Dottie Nessler, the new Fea- 
ture Editor, has been on News 
since her freshman year. An 
English Composition major, she 
was a member of the Junior 
Show Script Committee and is 
former Chairman of Forum's 
World Federation Committee. 

Ellen Watson, the Literary Ed- 
itor, has also been on News since 
her freshman year. She was one 
of the News Tryout Editors last 
fall, and is a member of Press 
Board. Her major is English 
Composition. 

Emmy Fensterwald will act as 
Collegiate Editor. She has been 
a member of Choir and Radio, 
was Forum Representative for 

(Continued on Page 4 Col. 2) 



C. A., Forum Sponsor 
Conference March 23 

Intercollegiate Conference on World Organization 
Will Include Panel Discussion, Dinner, Dance 

ford, formerly with the State De- 
partment in Washington, is now 
a professor of government at 
Tufts College. He will present the 
attitude of the United States De- 
partment of State. 

The discussion period after 
supper, with a student presiding, 
will give Wellesley students, their 
dates, and the delegates from 
nearby colleges who attend the 
Conference a chance to express 
their views on "World Organiza- 
tion in an Atomic World." 

Tickets for the supper, priced 
at sixty cents per person, will be 
sold in the houses tomorrow and 
Saturday by the Forum and C. A. 
Reps. Dance tickets, $1.20 per 
couple, will be on sale at the 
same time in the Ticket Booth. 
Since the number of dance tickets 
which can be sold for Alum is 
limited, preference will be given 
to those who are going to attend 
the rest of the Conference. 

Sue Morse '47, is head of the 
Conference, with Jean Bryant *46, 
head of dance and Olga Stekonis 
'47, head of dinner. Carol South- 
worth '46 and Mimi Ashton '46 
are in charge of publicity on cam- 
pus, while Roz Morgan '47, and 
MacGary '48, are handling the 
publicity in other colleges which 
are being invited to send dele- 
gates. 



"World Organization in an 
Atomic World" will be considered 
at the Intercollegiate Conference 
sponsored by C. A. and Forum 
Saturday, March 23, here at 
Wellesley. All students and their 
dates are invited to attend the 
Conference which will include a 
panel discussion at 4:00 in Tower 
Court, a buffet supper in the Rec. 
Building at 6:00, followed by a 
period of discussion and ques- 
tions, and then an informal dance 
in Alum at about 8:30. 

"We are particularly interested 
in getting the masculine view on 
this problem," said Kay Warner 
"46, President of C. A., "and we 
hope that everybody will jump at 
the chance to combine intelligent 
thinking with a lot of fun by 
bringing their dates to the dis- 
cussions." 

Mr. Cord Meyer and Mr. Nor- 
man Pedalford will speak in the 
afternoon's panel discussion, con- 
sidering world organization from 
moral as well as political aspects. 
Mr. Meyer, who served in the 
Navy during the war, was aide 
to Commander Harold E. Stassen 
at the San Francisco Conference 
last April, and is now doing grad- 
uate work at Harvard. He will 
discuss the question from the 
point of view of one believing in 
world organization. Mr. Pedal- 



Ross, Kix Miller New C. G. 
Officers; Beach, Forum 




Susan Palmer Joan Klx Miller Mary Alice Ross Mia Chandler 



Federalists to Present 
"Of Mice and Men" at 

Benefit Performance 

Of Mice and Men, presented by 
the Tufts Drama Society, and 
sponsored by two Wellesley or- 
ganizations, Barnswallows and 
the Forum World Federation 
Committee, will be given at 8:00 
Saturday night in Alumnae Hall. 
Proceeds of the play will be 
donated to the Student Feder- 
alist Organization. 

The play, which was given at 
Tufts College the first week in 
February, is now being taken on 
a tour of near-by colleges, in- 
cluding Radcliffe and Smith, for 
the benefit of world federation. 
The Drama Society "Pen, Paint 
and Pretzels," now in its thirty- 
sixth year, has established the 
custom of giving benefit per- 
formances of their most out- 
standing plays. 

The cast of the play is as fol- 
lows: 

George, a ranch hnnd Ernil Starr 

Lennle, his huge, but not 

bright companion. Murray Warner 
Candy, an old swamper 

Norman Ashton 
Boss, ranch superintendent 

David Stiles 
Curley, the boss' son 

Charles Bordne 

Curley's wife Blaine Feen 

Slim, a master workman 

Robert Beemer 
Carlson, a ranch hand . Eugene Mafera 
Whit, a ranch hand . Jack Huebler 
Crooks, a negro stable-buck 

Martin Perclval 

Seven men in the cast are vet- 
( Continued on Page fy Col. If) 




Kathy Thayer Virginia Beach 

L' Alliance Francaise 
Will Give Moliere's 
"L'Amour Medicin" 

L'Amour Medicin, by Moliere. 
will be presented by the Alliance 
Fraincaise on Tuesday, March 19, 
at 8:00 in Shakespeare. Origin- 
ally presented at Versailles in 
1665 to entertain the court of 
Louis XIV. the comedy satirizes 
the doctors of the time. 

The cast, directed by Mrs. 
Charles H. Livingston, Associate 
Professor of French, includes: 

Sganarelle Dorothy Rothschild '48 

Lucinde Gerda Lewis "4S 

CHtnaflre Patricia Dunkel "4S 

Aminte Miriam Southwtck'49 

Lucrec:- . Josephine Ott '47 

Lisette Mary Louise Shrlvc-r'47 

M. Guillaume Jean Lamb '47 

M. Tomes . Joyce Sokel'49 

M. Cacroton Barbara Rogers '40 

M. Bains Claude Veen 

M. Filerin ... Barbara Sutton '49 

L'n Xotaire 

Mary Ann Saint-Germain '47 



Dr. Meitner, Austrian Scientist, 
Will Speak on Atomic Research 

Dr. Lise Meitner, Austrian sci- 
entist whom the New York 
Times has called "the princi- 
pal character in the dramatic 
story of the long search for a 
method of releasing atomic en- 
ergy," will address the college 
Tuesday, March 26, under the 
auspices of the Departments of 
Physics, Chemistry and Mathe- 
matics, and Sigma Xi society. 

Long known in scientific cir- 
cles, Miss Meitner entered the 
world spotlight with the release 
of the first data on atomic re- 
search after the bombing of Hi- 
roshima. In the Kaiser Wilhelm 
Institute in Berlin, where Miss- 
Meitner was head of the Depart- 
ment of Physics, she and Drs. 
Otto Hahn and E. Strassmann 
succeeded in splitting the ura- 
nium atom in 1939. Although the 
("nil significance of the tremend- 
ous energy released was not ful- 
ly realized at the time, it has 
been felt that, had Miss Meitner 
not succeeded in keeping the re- 
sults of her experiments out of 
Nazi hands, the Germans might 
have won the race for the devel- 



opment of the atomic bomb. 
Fled from Nazis 

Miss Meitner, whose atomic re- 
search the Nazis considered so 
valuable that they refused her 
a permit to leave the country in 
1938. fled from Germany to Den- 
mark early in 1939. From there, 
after the occupation in the spring 
of 1940, she managed to get a 
permit to go to Sweden, where 
she worked as the collaborator 
of the head of the Nobel Insti- 
tute until her departure for the 
United States last January- 
Last October Miss Meitner be- 
came the third woman ever to be 
elected to the Swedish Academy 
of Science throughout its 200- 
year history. Mme. Curie was 
the only other foreign woman 
member of the Academy. 

Now attached to Catholic Uni- 
versity in Washington, D. C, 
Miss Meitner spends one week 
of every month lecturing to col- 
leges, universities, and scientific 
societies. She will visit Brown, 
M. I. T.. and Harvard before 
coming to Wellesley March 26. 
Although her talk at Harvard 
(Continued on Page 6 Col. i < 



Vil-Juniors For '46-'47 

Announced With Major 

Officers in Court Yard 

Major officers for the coming 
year, complete with roses and 
senior caps were presented to the 
college this afternoon in Green 
Court. The songs and cheers of 
congratulation will scarcely have 
died away before the new officers 
will begin their strenuous two- 
week internship under the guid- 
ance of their senior predecessors. 
After spring vacation they will 
officially take over their new re- 
sponsibilities, allowing '46 to re- 
tire and concentrate upon mat- 
ters academic. 

The slate of officers, as an- 
nounced by the traditional chorus 
from the balcony of Green Hall 
is as follows: 

Athletic Association 

Camilla Chandler 

Barnswallows Joan Barker 

Chief Justice . . Joan Kix Miller 
College Government 

Mary Alice Ross 

Forum Virginia Beach 

House Presidents' Council 

Susan Palmer 

News Mary Sib Hurff 

Service Fund . Katherine Thayer 

Radio Ruth Jacoby 

Vil Juniors for 1946-47 were 
announced as: Jean Abrams, 
Constance Anderson, Caroline 
Bailey, Nancy Bartram, Barbara 
Butterfleld, Mary Alice Cary, 
Jane Coffey, Annabelle Cook, 
Layne Davis, Dorothy Honiss, 

(Continued on Page 6 Col. 2) 



Carl Berendsen 
Will Give Next 
UNIO Lecture 

The next address in the cur- 
rent UNIO project will be given 
by Sir Carl A. Berendsen, K.C. 
M.G., Wednesday, March 20, at 
8 p.m., at Pendleton Hall. Min- 
ister Plenipotentiary to the New 
Zealand Legation at Washington 
since July, 1944 and New Zea- 
land member of the UNRRA 
Council, Mr. Berendsen is an 
authority on the Far East. 

Sir Carl has long been active 
in government affairs in New 
Zealand. Graduated from Vic- 
toria University College in Wel- 
lington, N. Z., he entered the 
Civil Service in 1906. In 1916, 
he became chief clerk of the 
Labor Department and Deputy 
Registrar of Industrial Unions. 
For fifteen years, until 1943, 
Mi. Berendsen was Secretary for 
External Affairs, and from 1935 
till 1943 was permanent head of 
the Prime Minister's Department 
in Wellington. His most recent 
position before coming to the 
United States was as New Zea- 
land High Commissioner in Aus- 
tralia. 

Mr. Berendsen has frequently 
accompanied the Prime Minister 
to international conferences and 
was present at those of the 
League of Nations at Geneva. 
He has written a book, Notes on 
./ration and Rules of In- 

■ >! Unions. 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, MARCH 14, 1946 



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Associated Golle6«ate Press 

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" " the world countless numbers of people are suf- 

?8®cUerfepCoUegeJ!eto* »^jz£?T£?ti£ 

borrow starving and dead babies to take out 
into the streets when they plead for food, and 
in Greece alone 95 per cent of the population 
U sick and underfed. The number of nervous 
breakdowns is rapidly mounting as people give 
up the battle to live in tortured states of health. 
Children are stricken with rickets in their in- 
fancy and doomed for life to crooked arms and 
legs. The large toll of infant deaths threatens 
disaster to many a nation's future. 

ELECTION RALLY 

Today the new officers for 1946-47 are an- 
nounced. Their are some disappointments and 
some relieved and grateful sighs, but to those 
who followed the pre-election activity there 
weir many surprises and one large innovation 
in the proceedings before the election from offi- 
cial College Government sources. We are re- 
frring to the pre-election rally that C.G. spon- 
sored March 7 in Pendleton Hall. 

During this year's elections was the first time 
that a rally of any sort has been held. It was 
the hope of those planning the rally that enough 
general interest in the elections would be aroused 
to get people to vote. It was not intended to 
be a campaign rally for specific candidates. 
Instead the rally was to provide the present 
officers with an opportunity to explain their 
positions to the entire student body and to 
answer any questions which might be raised as 
to methods of voting and the mechanics of 
running an election. There was no attempt to 
influence voting one way or another, only an 
effort to get more people to vote. 

There is a danger that in years to come such 
a rally might turn into campus political meet- 
ing and in the past the College Government 
has tried to keep this type of activity at a 
minimum. But such a turn of events would be 
the responsibility of the students. If political 
temperatures could be kept normal and an in- 
terest in voting increased by a pre-election 
rally the college would benefit for the innova- 
tion more than suffer from it. 



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Beyond the Campus 



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President of Forum 
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Barbara Bell '47 

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Assistant Business Editor. 

Sally Rosenau 48 
Eleanor Evans **• 



GIVE UP DESSERTS 

We take our three meals a day too 
much for granted. Our shops have food, cloth- 
ing, and drugs which we may buy at will at 
standard prices. A Wellesley girl thinks little 
of running to the Vil to purchase a new dress, 
a cake for a birthday party, or a dozen oranges 
foi a late Sunday morning breakfast. We sel- 
dom stop to think of what one of our snacke 
at the Well or the food at an organization tea 
would mean to a hungry European family. 
Wellesley students should make themselves sen- 
sitive to the problem, and seek to arouse the 
indignation of those people with whom they 
come in contact. There arc certainly some 
small, but helpful things we could do right on 
i pus. For example, we could request that 
eral times a week the meals be served with- 
out desserts, and arouse the interest and sup- 
port of the college in a vigorous program to 
prevent waste. Far too much uneaten food 
finds its way to our dormitory garbage cans. 
We could easily cut down our consumption of 
fat foods which is now 20 per cent above the 
needed amount. A Forum committee will soon 
rculate a petition to the government to re- 
turn to war time rationing to curtail consump- 
tion. Wellesley, if it wants to, can set an ox- 
ample by showing itself fully aware of the 
present food needs and willing to take con- 
iniriive action. 

Smith has already taken action by passing a 

■ olution to go without two desserts a week, and 

the administration has agreed to send the money 

which would have been used for desserts to 

UNRRA. We could well take a similar step. As 

we approve war time rationing we can make our 

lbi exemplify our theory by rationing ous- 

.n advance of the government program 

which wi hope to 3ee brought into effect. 

For any American bo complain about short- 
ages today U unforgivable ?hortsightedn< - 
bo do the uJ most to save the hungry 
i- aothing less than criminal, 
cold, mathematical entities. It 
difficult to be very much concerned about 
them. We read daily in the paper the total 
numbers of people dying of starvation through- 
out Europe and Asia, but they do not haunt 
the pictu one dying child in 

ii Igium. 'I in figure! musi bi I ranslated into 
bun o be meaningful bo us. All o 



TO A DEFEATED CANDIDATE 

Note: The following is a reprint of a letter 
Written to News two years ago. 
This isn't to tell you that I'm sorry. You 
don't want to be comforted now, or to be told 
that you're much better off this way, that you'll 
have more time for your work. What you 
want is something to do, something that's busy 
and hard and interesting. You want to go 
ahead. When you've been defeated you should 
realize two things. First, that you were good 
enough to run, and second, that you still have 
a lot to give the college although you have no 
official way of doing anything. 

You have had to stop and take stock of your- 
self: the debits you can enumerate fairly easily 
but you have a few things to add to the credit 
sheet. Most important, you have a heightened 
appreciation of values and relationships. Dis- 
appointment should make you more understand- 
ing of other people who are hit by it too; a 
great many people are disappointed in elec- 
tions when you come to think of it. If you're 
anything like me you now have an increased 
longing to do something useful, particularly for 
the organization for which you wanted to work 
before. 

Good leaders, whether they arc elected to 
offices or not, should not be wasted. Someone 
who has gone as far as you have gone shouldn't 
waste her energies in small ways because she's 
afraid to come forward with bigger ideas. You 
shouldn't tilt with windmills for lack of some- 
thing better to do.. When you have been de- 
feated you have been tried and tempered. Like 
word, you should be stronger and sharper 
for a good battle. In the English House of 
( i minion- I lie defeated parties make a "loyal 
opposition" for the majority party which holds 
i In reins of the government. You can be firm, 
loyal opposition without being sharply censuri- 
You can keep informed about what's going 
on i which i< work in itself!). And when you 
I now what goes on and know your own mind, 

y •an speak or act freely as- an independent 

person with a great interest in the community. 
1 hope to see you in action at the front. I 
.-ii "good hunting" and give you "no! 
peace, bul a sword!" 



we have had this year who has 
found any way to touch upon 
the subject of Europe has blazed 
into our hearts, each more deep- 
ly than the last, the desperate 
need for food in the crippled 
nations overseas. The relentless 
theme of the whole UNIO pro- 
gram so far has, without design 
but by the very nature of the 
times, drummed into our heads 
the starvation of those who were 
once our faithful allies. It may 
be considered the opposite of 
coincidence that the two speak- 
ers we have had thus far in our 
Window to the World series have 
been unable to stay away from 
that theme. It haunts them ev- 
ery minute; it should be haunt- 
ing those of us who heard the 
lectures, and we should be press- 
ing the dreadful picture of fam- 
ine in Europe into the heads of 
our friends. 

It is inconceivable to many 
of us that anyone who heard 
Madame Papanek could go 
home that night, and stuff 
herself with meat and vegetable 
stew, potatoes, cauliflower, but- 
terscotch pie and milk without 
thinking of the Czech who gets 
one small, thin slice of meat 
once a week, one liter of milk 
in sixteen days, or of the child 
who had never seen an orange. 
It is inconceivable that anyone 
who heard the lecture could eat 
her fill of the meal Thursday 
night without exclaiming to her 
friends about the horrible dis- 
crepancy of it all. It is incon- 
ceivable that a college educated 
woman (as Mrs. DeMorinni put 
it, "If college people can't be 



what's it all 
about?") can refuse to do all 
she can to destroy this unwar- 
ranted discrepancy. 

To Urge Rationing 
Plans are well under way for 
the International Relations Club 
and the Domestic Affairs Group 
of Forum to present an UNNRA 
movie and a speaker on the sub- 
ject of the return of rationing. 
Then, the organization is plan- 
ning to hand out pledge cards 
for all who have any kind of 
a conscience to sign demanding 
that rationing or some effective 
measure be taken by Congress 
to see that our over-stuffed ware- 
houses release the food that is 
so desperately needed to keep 
Europe alive. These cards will 
probably be given out in the 
houses and collected after stu- 
dents have had a chance to 
think them over and sign them. 
They will be sent to Congress 
or to the President. The two 
groups which have put together 
their membership and strength 
in this one effort feel that this 
is the best way in which they 
can implement the whole spirit 
of the Window to the World 
(UNIO) program, and their 
work is enthusiastically support- 
ed by the UNIO organization 
here. 

A plan which has been used 
in other schools has been to 
serve one or more meals of the 
menu that is allotted to the av- 
erage European. This would be 
an enlightening way to bring 
before the whole college for one 
night the sort of tragedy that 
is taking place in Europe every 
day with no respite. 



THE PEREGRINATING PRESS 




A Wellesley girl in a New York 
ticket line was standing behind 
a man who became quite upset 
when told he could only get tick- 
ets for Antigone. "Antigone, An- 
tigone," he repeated, undecided. 

"It has a chorus in it," our 
heroine volunteered. Immediate- 
ly the man's face brightened. 
"I'll take two," he said, and the 
line moved on. 

Juniors can be sophomoronic 
too. The other day, an addle- 
brained member of Cazenove Hall 
plugged a faulty lamp into the 
wall and promptly blew a fuse. 
The entire corridor existed in a 
state of darkness for about three 
hours until an electrician was 
hailed out to fix the fuse. No 
sooner was the fuse fixed, than 
the room-mate of the first culprit 
came in after a hard evening at 
the library and, wanting soft 
lights, plugged in the faulty lamp 
again. Again the fuse blew. Com- 
ments of electrician and Head of 
House censored. 



One of the sophomores on the 
floor committee for a recent 
Cazenove house dance got many 
a startled look. She was greet- 



ing the dates at the door with. 
"Just take your clothes off in 
there and then someone will take 
you upstairs." 



In a philosophy class recently, 
the professor remarked that if 
it weren't for earthquakes the 
earth would be as smooth as a 
billiard ball. One bright-eyed 
member of the group, with hor- 
ror in her eyes, quipped: "Good 
heavens! We'd all slip off!" 



Free Press 



To the Editor: 

It seems to me that there is 
entirely too much confusion and 
noise made by students who de- 
cide to leave during the middle 
of a lecture. The chairman of 
the meeting should announce a 
question period and allow a suf- 
ficient interval in which those 
who cannot stay may leave. It is 
wholly discourteous and very dis- 
tracting to a speaker for a hand- 
ful of people to move about 
while he is talking. 

Flora Sanders, 1946 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, MARCH 14, 1946 



Dr. Compton Justifies Interviewers to McWilliams Will Lecture 
Use of Atomic Bomb Di soiss Jobs Qn Japanese-Americans 



M.I.T. President Speaks at Honors Day Chapel; 
Believes Bomb Responsible for End of War 



"In my best judgment," de- 
clared President Karl T. Comp- 
ton of M. I. T. at the Honors 
Day chapel Friday, March 8, "the 
atomic bomb was responsible for 
bringing the war to an early 
close. I consider this fact as jus- 
tification for the use of the 
atomic bomb." President Comp- 
ton added that he believed it is 
impossible to make a stronger 
moral case against the bomb than 
against any of the traditional 
methods of warfare. 

"When you consider that Gen- 
eral MacArthur anticipated 50,- 
000 casualties just to establish 
the beachhead in the proposed 
invasion of Japan, the vast sav- 
ing in human lives effected by 
the quick end of the war becomes 
quite clear," Dr. Compton stated. 
He pointed out that the main ef- 
fectiveness of the atomic bomb 
consisted in its dramatic effect 
and the widespread uncertainty 
of its future uses, rather than 
in its actual destructive power. 
By comparison with the damage 
caused in just two incendiary 
raids over Tokyo, the destruction 
in the atomic raids was consid- 
erably less. "In two B-29 raids 
we dropped approximately 100 
incendiaries per acre over Tokyo, 
completely leveling 85 of its 210 
square miles and driving out 7 
of its 9 million population," Dr. 
Compton continued, "and the 
area of destruction at Hiroshima 
and Nagasaki was approximate- 
ly 8 square miles, with about 
150.000 casualties each time." 

Jap Scientists Not Trusted 

Dr. Compton's mission to To- 
kyo was for the purpose of in- 
vestigating the Japanese scienti- 
fic organization. His party en- 
tered Japan even before General 
McArthur's headquarters there 
was established. They made con- 
tact with as many Japanese sci- 
entists as possible, in an effort 
to discover just what had been 

Miss Eiselen Announces 
New Sigma Xi Members 

In Honors Day Chapel 

Members of the classes of 1946 
and 1947 who were elected to 
Sigma Xi, national honorary sci- 
entific society, were announced 
in Honors Day Chapel, March 8, 
by Miss Elizabeth Eiselen, Pro- 
fessor in the Department of 
Geology and Vice-President of 
the Wellesley Chapter of Sigma 
Xi. The students were chosen at 
a meeting held on March 6 in 
Pendleton Hall. 

The following members of the 
class of 1946 were elected: Mu- 
riel Schulte, Botany; Jacqueline 
Horn, Geology; Agnes Lydiard, 
Botany; Dorothy Proctor, Bot- 
any; Dorothy Jones, Botany; 
Barbara Chapline. Geography; 
and Eileen Quigley, Mathematics. 

Members of the class of 1947 
who were elected are: Flora Gil- 
lies, Mathematics; Lois Wood, 
Mathematics; Lois Wiley, Chem- 
istry; and Nancy Myers, Physics. 



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their contribution to the war. "In 
every case we were surprised to 
find that they had not made ef- 
fective use of their scientists, be- 
cause the army and navy failed 
to trust any civilians. No scien- 
tist was ever permitted to know 
the military use of the project 
upon which he was working," ac- 
cording to Dr. Compton. 

An atomic bomb had been dis- 
cussed by the Japanese but the 
idea was abandoned when they 
decided that it was theoretically 
impossible to have a rapid 
enough release of energy to 
cause an explosion, explained 
Dr. Compton. They did work 
however on the possibility of us- 
ing atomic energy to drive sub- 
marines, etc. Dr. Compton's par- 
ty found four cyclotrons in Ja- 
pan, but, as he hastened to com- 
ment, "A cyclotron is not a mili- 
tary weapon. It is scientific 
equipment for the advancement 
of knowledge. And of course it 
only splits one atom at a time, 
which is hardly sufficient to 
cause an explosion." 

Elinor Mason 
Talks on India 

Miss Elinor D. Mason will 
speak on "Adventures in Teach- 
ing Nutrition in India" Wednes- 
day, March 20 at 4:40 in Sage 
Hall. The lecture is sponsored 
by the Departments of Zoology, 
Chemistry and Geography, under 
the auspices of the Mayling 
Soong Foundation, and is open 
to the public. 

Professor of Zoology and Phy- 
siology at Women's Christian 
College, Madras, India, since 
1921, Miss Mason was doing re- 
search there on the metabolism 
of Indian women and more re- 
cently on Indian diets. After the 
devasting famine that India suf- 
fered a few years ago, she was 
appointed by the government to 
serve on a commission to study 
diets. She is now continuing her 
work at the Harvard School of 
Public Health. 

Miss Mason is a graduate of 
Mount Holyoke College and re- 
ceived her M.A. from Wellesley 
in 1921. During that year she 
taught in the Department of 
Zoology here. In 1934 she re- 
ceived her Ph.D. from Radcliffe. 



With Seniors 

Interesting, Varied, Jobs 

Offered by Interviewers 

In Placement Office 

Representatives of the United 
Aircraft Corporation will be at 
Wellesley Friday, March 15, to in- 
terview Seniors for training as 
engineering aides in its re- 
search department. The com- 
pany plans to give six weeks 
orientation training to approxi- 
mately thirty girls beginning 
sometime this summer. The 
work will involve operating test 
equipment, preparing calcula- 
tions and plots involved in in- 
terpreting data obtained from 
various test projects. 

The Shell Development Com- 
pany will be here Friday, March 
29, to interview Seniors interest- 
ed in the non-laboratory phases 
of chemical research, such as 
abstracting and technical library 
work. 

Seniors interested in business 
and department store work 
should make appointments to see 
representatives from R. H. Macy 
& Company, New York, Monday, 
March 18 and Abrham & Straus, 
Brooklyn, Monday, March 25. 
Both Macy's and Abrham & 
Straus have excellent opportuni- 
ties to offer girls interested in 
Department Store training 
squads. There are wide possibili- 
ties in this field for the girl who 
is interested in merchandising 
and the general problems of dis- 
tribution. The R. H. Macy Com- 
pany will also talk to Seniors in- 
terested in knowing about their 
other stores in Toledo, Atlanta, 
and San Francisco. 

The Vick Chemical Company is 
offering an unusual program in 
business training for women. 
While the girl is "on the job" she 
will be learning business eti- 
quette, office procedures, and 
typing and shorthand. She will 
be in constant touch with such 
departments of the company as 
Sales, Advertising, Export, Re- 
search, Marketing, Accounting, 
and Personnel. The Vick repre- 
sentative will be at Wellesley 
Wednesday, March 20. 

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go to the Placement Office to 
make an appointment as soon as 
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Noted Californian Authority on Racial Minorities 
To Deliver the Next Maying Soong Lecture 



Carey McWilliams, California 
attorney and authority on racial 
minorities, will speak on "The 
Relocation of Japanese-Amer- 
icans" in Pendleton Hall Mon- 
day, March 18 at 7:30. Mr. McWil- 
liams' lecture continues the series 
of talks sponsored by the May- 
ling Soong Foundation concern- 
ing the problems raised by the 
war with Japan and subsequent 
foreign realtions. 




labor and anti-alien bills pending 
in Congress. A Guggenheim fel- 
lowship was awarded him in '41 
for a projected study of agricul- 
ture and land ownership in Ha- 
waii. 

Mr. McWilliams' books include 
Louis Adamic and Shadow Amer- 
ica, Factories in the Field, 1U 
Fares the Land, Brothers under 
the Skin, Prejudice, Japanese- 
Americans: Symbol of Racial In- 
tolerance. Not yet released is his 
most recent book, Southern Cali- 
fornia Country. Mr. McWilliams 
has also contributed to many per- 
iodicals, and has has appeared 
several times on the Town Meet- 
ing of the Air. He received his 
LL.B from the University of 
Southern California in 1927. 



Mr. Carey McWilliams 

Mr. McWilliams, who has work- 
ed and written for many years on 
behalf of minority groups in the 
United States, states that "No 
other question so seriously 
threatens American unity as that 
of racism, and the same issue 
threatens the solidarity of the 
United Nations. Race prejudice 
is a Hitler's weapon; it is our 
danger." 

Having shown such interest in 
the problems of labor, agricul- 
ture and land policy in Californ- 
ia, he was appointed by the gov- 
ernor in 1939 as Commissioner of 
Immigration and Housing, a posi- 
tion which he held until 1943. In 
1940 he was made President of 
the Committee for Proctection of 
the Foreign Born, an organiza- 
tion formed for the purpose of 
preventing the passage of anti- 



Graduate Scholarships 
Awarded to Birmingham 
Hamilton and Torbert 

Alice M. Birmingham and 
Catherine Sears Hamilton are the 
recipients of the two Trustee 
Scholarships for Graduate Study, 
it was announced at Honors Day 
Chapel Friday. March 8. 

Alice Birmingham, a history 
major, will continue her studies 
at Radcliffe College, while Kay 
Hamilton plans to use her fel- 
lowship for graduate study at 
Yale in philosophy. Both stu- 
dents are Durant Scholars and 
belong to Phi Beta Kappa. Alice 
is chairman of the Student Edu- 
cation Committee and Kay is 
news editor on the Wellesley Col- 
lege News. 

Ida R. Harrison was named 
alternate for the Trustee Scholar- 
ship. A mathematics major, she 
plans to take graduate work at 
Radcliffe. Ida is president of 
Math Club, and a Wellesley 
scholar. 

The Scholarship in music was 
awarded to Margaret Torbert for 
study at Radcliffe College. An 
English Literature major here, 
Margie is president of Orchestra, 
senior member of Superior Court, 
a Durant Scholar, a member of 
Phi Beta Kappa, and a member 
of T. Z. E. 



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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, MARCH 14, 1946 



Poet Theodore Morrison Reads 
Part of Unfinished "Alcestis' 



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Bates Fund Reader Tells 
Of Adaptation of Drama 

Theodore Morrison read part 
of his un. wished new work based 
on the Alcestis myth at the sec- 
ond poet's reading of the semes- 
ter March 11 in Pendleton Hall. 
Miss Elizabeth Manwaring, 
Chairman of the Department of 
English Composition, introduced 
the lecturer, whose reading was 
sponsored by the Katherine Lee 
Bates Fund. 

Mr. Morrison has attempted to 
make the Admetus of the myth 
a more plausible human being 
than the king of Euripide's play. 
Morrison's Admetus is the vic- 
tim of coincidence and design- 
ing priests; the king of the Eur- 
ipides drama rather accepted 
the decision of the auricle that 
his disease would be cured if 
another's life were substituted, 
and actually begged his aged 
parents and wife Alcestis to 
make the sacrifice. Such a per- 
son does not seem real, the poet 
argued. 

His Admetus is a rational hu- 
man being, part of a natural- 
istic environment. 

The part of the work the poet 
read is the scene most nearly 
corresponding to Euripides' Al- 
cestis, but still does not follow 
the play to any great extent. 
In it, Hercules is wined and 
dined by Eugenius, Admetus's 
minister, a character invented 
by Morrison. "Talk about wine; 
what I always say is it's the 
kick that counts!" Hercules re- 
marks. Learning of the desper- 
ate illness of Queen Alcestis, who 
has exchanged her health for 
her husband's, he determines to 
fight Death on his own terms. 

Mr. Morrison has made Her- 
cules' vernacular correspond to 
the idiomatic and ungrammati- 
cal Greek he might have spoken. 
"I've been on the move," the 
giant says, describing the latest 
of his labors. 

The piece is almost wholly 
dialogue, and could easily be a 
play. 

"The trouble with it," the poet 
ended, "is that Euripides gets 



the credit if it's any good." 

Before reading Alcestis, Mr. 
Morrison talked about some of 
the turmoil of a writer. "You 
start out thinking you're going 
to be Proust, and you're lucky 
if there are two or three sen- 
tences after it's published that 
you're not ashamed of in front 
of your friends." 

He concluded with a warning 
that technocracy and belief in 
comfort and security as the solu- 
tions to peace problems could 
not work, but that the world is 
in danger of swallowing that 
idea for a second time. "It seems 
impossible that a satisfactory 
society will ever come from com- 
fort," he reiterated. "That isn't 
the way man grows." 

Mr. Morrison also read "Grace 
Before Blood," which had ap- 
peared in the New Yorker; an 
excerpt from his novel in verse 
The Devious Way; "The Test"; 
"The Unpredictable" and "De- 
cline of the West." 

A critic and educator as well 
as a poet, Mr. Morrison is a 
member of the Harvard Univer- 
sity faculty where he is director 
of freshman English and has 
been teaching classes of veter- 
ans. He teaches at the Bread- 
loaf School, Middlebury, Ver- 
mont, in the summers, and since 
1932 has been director of the 
Middlebury Writers' Conference. 

Mr. Morrison has long been 
on the editorial staff of the At- 
lantic Monthly, and a contributor 
to that magazine. He has pub- 
lished three books of verse The 
Serpent in the Cloud 1931; Notes 
of Death and Life, 1935; and The 
Devious Way, 1944. 

News Officers - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
Severance during her Freshman 
year, and is now active on the 
World Service Committee of 
Service Fund. 

Baum Rosencranz transferred 
to Wellesley from DePauw Uni- 
versity at the beginning of her 
sophomore year. She is a mem- 
ber of Choir, Vil Junior for trans- 
fers, danced in Junior Show, and 
tops it all off by majoring in 




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Book Collecting 

"The idea of the contest is not 
to see who owns the most rare 
and curious books but to find 
out who shows a love for them 
and has a feeling for a certain 
subject which makes her want 
to collect on it," said Jane Car- 
man '46, winner of the Junior 
Library Prize in 1945. "I think 
it's a wonderful, constructive way 
to encourage people to build a 
library." 

With her prize money of $50, 
which the donor stipulated should 
go for books, Jane bought a 
book on Virginia Woolf. two 
books on radio, 25 dollars in 
war bonds and several other 
books. "They ought to give a 
bookcase with the prize," sighed 
Jane's roommate, whose bookcase 
has long since been overcrowded. 

The Junior Library Prize is 
awarded annually by an anony- 
mous donor through the library. 
A committee composed of one 
member of the faculty, the ju- 
nior class dean, two members of 
the library staff and one out- 
side member, judges the collec- 
tions on the basis of genuine in- 
terest "and never on financial 
value," says Miss Hannah French, 
chairman of the judging commit- 
tee. "One year the prize went to 
a girl who had a collection of 
second hand books, none of which 
cost over $.25." 

This year's contest will, as 
usual, be opened to all Juniors. 
"We hope anyone who has any 
sort of library will try," said 
Miss French. Contestants must 
submit a bibliography and a 
short essay telling a little about 
her library to Miss French be- 
fore May 1. 



Philosophy. 

Ruth Adams, File Editor, who 
left Wellesley for her sophomore 
year, joined News as a Fresh- 
man, and now is working on the 
Record Committee for Junior 
Show. 

Marcia Vickery, another in the 
clan of Composition majors, is 
Treasurer of the Athletic Asso- 
ciation and was Publicity Head 
for Junior Show. Judy Sly, a 
Political Science major, has been 
a member of Choir and of the 
Barn Publicity Committee since 
her Freshman year. Jane Paul, 
who joined the News staff last 
fall, was Athletic Association 
Representative for Eliot during 
'her Freshman year and is Junior 
Social Chairman for Davis. 



Mary Lou Maclsaac '46 

Mimi Gilchrist '48 

Play Lead Roles 

Unanimously describing Night 
Must Fall as a "blood curdling 
mystery." the cast of Barnswal- 
low's forthcoming melodrama 
are thoroughly enjoying them- 
selves as they enter the last two 
weeks of rehearsals. For a few 
of them this is the first experi- 
ence with Barn, but the majority 
seem to be old veterans, already 
familiar to. Wellesley audiences. 

Mary Lou Maclsaac '46 is play- 
ing the role of Mrs. Bramson, a 
discontented woman of fifty-five, 
fussy and old-fashioned. Having 
played "all the male leads" in 
high school, spent a summer in 
stock company work, and direct- 
ed plays in a summer camp, Mary 
Lou had already had quite an 
acting career before her work 
in Happy Journey and Blithe 
Spirit with Barn. She is also 
a member of the Wellesley Play- 



"Demonstration of Moving 
Picture Equipment with 
Sound Attachment will be 
held in auditorium of Pendle- 
ton Hall on Thursday, March 
14, at 4:40 p.m. All faculty 
members who are interested 
in this are cordially invited, 
and also members of student 
organizations." 



(Continued from Page 1) 
erans, recently returned to Tufts 
College. Chuck Bordne, who 
plays the bully, is a veteran from 
the fleet, as well as a wrestler. 
Eugene Mafera, who takes the 
part of Carlson, left Tufts in 
1938 and spent last winter travel- 
ing through Russia after his lib- 
eration from a German prison 
camp. Martin Percival and Nor- 
man Ashton were in the ETO; 
Robert Beemer was in the Air 
Corps V-5; and David Stiles and 
Jack Huebler have come back 
from the Navy. 

"Emile Starr and Murray War- 
ner," the Tufts Prologue de- 
claims, "can certainly measure up 
to their roles, having experi- 
enced between them life on ships, 
in Navy yards, trucks, laundries, 
camps and ranches before enter- 
ing college." Elaine Feen, the 
one girl in the cast, a senior at 
Jackson College, is a newcomer 
to the Tufts theatre. 



ers, and her post-college plans 
call for work in the theater-di- 
recting, she hopes. 

Olivia Grayne, Mrs. Bramson's 
subdued young niece, will be 
played by Mimi Gilchrist '48, 
who also hopes to make the the- 
ater her career. In pre-college 
days Mimi acted in high school 
productions and with the Beth- 
lehem Civic Theater and since 
coming to Wellesley she has 
worked with Theater Workship 
and with Barn, having had a 
part in the recent production 
The Tidings Brought to Mary. 
She is a combination Lit-Comp- 
Drama major. 

For both Betty Hart '48 and 
Kitty Holm '49, their respective 
roles of Mrs. Terence, the fear- 
less Cockney cook, and Dora 
Parkoe, the pretty but stupid 
maid, are their first work with 
Barn. Betty has had three sum- 
mers' experience with the Cleve- 
land Players to her credit, while 
Kitty has been very interested 
in radio work. 

Laurel Cutler '46, who de- 
scribes her role of Nurse Libby 
as "having practically no lines 
but very essential to the plot," 
began her acting career at the 
age of eight and has been in- 
terested in it ever since. She has 
acted both on the radio and in 
high school. At Wellesley Lau- 
rie had a role in the Freshman 
play and directed Junior Show. 

For Mr. David Wiley, who has 
the leading role of Dan, and for 
Mr. Pierce Edmunds, who is 
playing Hubert Laurie, "35, 
hearty, and pompous," Night 
Must Fall is also a first Barn 
production. Mr. Wiley intends 
to make acting and teaching his 
career and has already had three 
seasons' experience with the Red 
Barn group in Westboro where 
he lives. He classifies working 
with Barn as "a very interesting 
experience." Mr. Edmunds, who 
is interested in acting as a hob- 
by, is a member of the Newton 
Players and the Wellesley Play- 
ers and has had roles in their 
recent productions of The Phila- 
delphia Story and The Man Who 
Came to Dinner. 



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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, MARCH 14, 1946 



Carmen Jones 
Is Tempestous 
Lusty, Musical 

Colorful Adaption Makes 
Bizet's Classic Exciting 

Entertainment 

Critic, Mary Dirlam 7/6 

The Carmen Jones which will 
be in Boston through this week 
is a bright and colorful musical 
comedy, ably presented. The lead 
roles of Carmen, Joe and Cindy 
Lou are each shared by two stars, 
so that it is possible that some 
difference may exist between per- 
formances on alternate evenings. 

As played by Muriel Smith, 
Carmen is a provocative, strutt- 
ing heroine. While Miss Smith 
does not take full advantage of 
the subtleties of interpretation 
which her part offers, she does 
succeed in creating an impression 
of electric buoyancy which is very 
contagious. She is supported by a 
competent cast, including Elton 
Warren, whose fine voice is prob- 
ably the best in the show. 

The costuming of Carmen 
Jones is one of the outstanding 
features of the production. Raoul 
Pene du Bois is responsible for 
the effective use of one predomi- 
nant color in each separate scene. 
In one scene, for instance, the 
costumes ranged from ice blue 
to vivid aquas, and the lighting 
was calculated to emphasize the 
unusual contrasts between the 
shades. 

Mr. Robert R. Bennett, in 
speaking of his work in adapting 
the orchestration of Bizet's opera 
to Carmen Jones, says that "when 
the excitement on the stage be- 
comes so great that the orchestra 
is in danger of being forgotten, I 
have merely added a few broad 
strokes of the same colors as are 
in the original." Thus, when 
about thirty dancers rush on 
stage in a tempestuous mob 
scene, the "Toreador' theme is 
used with good effect. And by 
using this technique and others 
similar to it, an integration be- 
tween the dramatic action and 
the music is successfully main- 
tained. 

The dancing, on the whole, ex- 
cels particularly in vitality and 
in almost sinuous grace. It lacks 
a certain precision and fine re- 
straint, but then, Carmen Jones 
is not intended to be restrained. 
The keynote throughout is vigor 
and high spirits — even the death 
scene at the end has a certain 
amount of lustiness to it. 

Billy Rose is an excellent show- 
man, and musical comedy in this 
country today is probably better 
than it has ever been before. 
Carman Jones is nevertheless not 
top notch— although it has been 
localized, it falls somewhat short 
of such first rate productions as 
Porgy and Bess and Oklahoma. 



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Producing Carmen Jones 



Remarque's "Arch of Triumph 
Disappointing, Lacks Originality 

Characters Are Synthetic 
Book Seems Intended 



To Be "Potboiler" 

The Arch of Triumph by Erich 
Maria Remarque is the slick de- 
scendant of All Quiet on the 
Western Front, the novel which 
established Remarque's fame, 
and on which his reputation will 
surely rest. The new novel is a 
more smoothly written product 
containing the standard ingredi- 
ents of a best-seller, but, unfor- 
tunately, mere fluency has sur- 
planted directness and real mean- 
ing. 

All Quiet on the Western Front 
was written by a sensitive young 
man who had undergone a phy- 
sical and emotional experience of 
which he felt impelled to write. 
His aim was to convince his 
readers of the horror and hu- 
man waste of modern war. 



The Arch of Triumph, on the 
other hand, is the work of an 
experienced writer who appar- 
ently has undergone some con- 
fusion of values and general 
disillusionment. His aim seems 
to be to utilize his state of mind 
to produce a popular novel. 

Although there is a basic sim- 
ilarity of style, it is difficult to 
compare the two novels. All 
Quiet on the Western Front is 
a highly individualized piece of 
work, almost painful because it 
springs so closely from the au- 
thor's soul. The Arch of Tri- 
umph follows the Hemingway 
pattern which has become the 
common one for war novels. Its 
themes of rootlessness, confu- 
sion of mind, and despairing 
heroism is so typical of these 
novels as to be almost stylized. 

Paul, the hero of All Quiet, 

(Continued on Page 6 Col. If) 



SPRING TIME - SUIT TIME 

A GOOD SUIT 

is a bright beginning for a hard-working wardrobe. 

LAURA STEVENS 
63 Central Street Wellesley, Mass. 



NEW POLICY 

The Boston theatres are starting a new policy of refusing 
to cancel tickets either at the box office or by telephone. There- 
fore, any orders placed through this agency must be final and 
paid for when the order is placed. 

(Signed) Naoma R. Thomas. 

STAGE 

Carmen Jones, final week 

Flamingo Road, final week 

Voice of the Turtle 

St ute of the Union, through Mar. 30 

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"Love in the Snow," new musical by Rowland Leigh, with 
Nance Donavan, Betty Luster, Robert Pitkin. Opening 

Mar 18 
"The Merry Wives of Windsor" with Charles Coburn. Final 
THEATER GUILD PRODUCTION. Opening April 1 for 

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Dance Group's 
Annual Show 
Merits Praise 

Program Shows Variety, 

Originality, Technical 

Skill, Says Critic 

The Wellesley Dance Group's 
annual program last Friday 
night was outstanding not only 
for its technical skills and excel- 
lence of production, but also its 
degree of variety and originality. 
Margie Caldwell '46, Head of 
Dance, Fuzzy Glassenberg '46, 
last year's Head, and all members 
of the group deserve high praise 
and congratulations. The audi- 
ence's attention never wavered 
through the eight widely differ- 
ent compositions of the program. 

In "Moods of Night", composed 
by Margie Caldwell, the dancers 
expressed contrasting feelings 
aroused by evening ranging from 
enjoyment of serenity and de- 
sire for companionship to rev- 
elry. The gradual quickening of 
pace and easy transition of 
moods was well executed. Ruth 
Kulakofsky's '48 and Marian Rit- 
vo's '48 choreography entitled 
"He Who Lives" was a success- 
ful representation of man's abil- 
ity to muster inner strength to 
face the great sorrows of life. 
Amy Lowell's "Patterns" 

Fuzzy Glassenberg composed 
and danced an interpretation of 
Amy Lowell's famous poem "Pat- 
terns", which was nicely recited 
in accompaniment by Nancy 
Wrenn '48. Having assigned her- 
self an exceedingly difficult task, 
Fuzzy carried off the piece with 
her usual skill and feeling for 
characterization. Bloch's "Peter 
Schlemihl", the story of a man 



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"The Spiral in Nature as re- 
lated to the Arts, Symbolism, and 
Philosophy," is the topic of the 
new exhibit in the Art Museum 
sponsored by the Departments of 
Art and Mathematics. The theme 
is illustrated by shells and pic- 
tures lent by Mrs. Fiske War- 
ren of Boston. They will be on 
display from March 14 to April 4. 

A lithograph by Oskar Koksch- 
ka symbolizing the suffering of 
the European children has been 
presented to the Department of 
Art as a gift of the artist. The 
picture is on display in the base- 
ment corridor of the Art build- 
ing. 

who forfeits his shadow to the 
devil and is doomed to live as 
an outcast from society, was set 
to dance by Mary Hardiman '48, 
Anne Ross, graduate student, 
and Cherie Yarwood '47. Espe- 
cially noteworthy was the degree 
of precision achieved by the 
dancers representing the town- 
folk and those playing the parts 
of their shadows. 

Gaiety and Spice 

Margie Caldwell's spritely com- 
position "Victorian Soliloquy" 
was particularly amusing and 
gay. Margie played the part of a 
proper Victorian maid sorely 
tempted by the suggestions of a 
mischevious, uninhibited inner 
self portrayed by Jackie Cum- 
mings '47. The girls* facial ex- 
pressions were largely responsi- 
ble for the fun. More humor and 
naughtiness were expressed in 
Fuzzy Glassenberg's saucy dance 
parody of Hogarth's "The Rake's 
Progress". In four scenes Fuzzy, 
Margie Caldwell, and Marion 
Ritvo traced "The Rake's Pro- 
gress" from innocent flirtations 
to guilty riches. Ruth Kulakof- 
sky with her portable lamp post 
was a most comical and convinc- 
ing drunk. 

"Abstraction Orientale", com- 

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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, MARCH 14, 1946 



Chapel Service 

Commemorates 

Wellesley Fire 

A special chapel service in com- 
moration of the great fire of 1914 
which destroyed the old College 
Hall will be held Monday, March 
18, at 8:15 a.m. There will be a 
reproduction of the original ser- 
vice, conducted by the late Presi- 
dent Pendleton on the morning 
following the destruction of Col- 
lege Hall. 

Mrs J. L. D. DeMorinni, En- 
dowment Secretary and former 
head of house at Tower Court 
prefaced the chapel service with 
a lecture Tuesday. March 12, on 
"Wellesley the Phoenix", illus- 
trating with colored slides chang- 
es on the campus since those 
times. The lecture, given to com- 
memorate the fire, was present- 
ed to show that Wellesley, like 
the mythical phoenix, rose from 
the flames. Pictures of the old 
College Hall, the fire, and what 
has followed were shown. 

The service Monday is planned 
to duplicate the original program 
given March 17. 1918. The choir 
will sing the same hymns used in 
the chapel service that morning, 
and the same selections from the 
scriptures will be read. Chapel 
will be conducted by a member 
of the faculty who was present 
when President Pendleton led the 
original services. 



Save the evening of 

APRIL 1 

for 

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Dance - 

(Continued from Page 5) 
posed by Fuzzy Glassenberg, 
suggested a ritualistic dance of 
the Orient. Bells worn on the 
dancers' ankles and the steady 
beat of a drum accompaniment, 
provided an effective background 
of exotic, monotonous rhythm. 
"Lonesome Train" Well Done 
The interpretation by Robin 
Muchmore '47, and Lucy Venable 
'48, of Earl Robinson's and Mil- 
lard Lampell's "Lonesome Train" 
was very imaginatively done. 
The five girls dressed in black 
who moved slowly across the 
back of the stage to represent 
the trip of Lincoln's funeral train 
achieved remarkable precision of 
movement and very succesfully 
suggested the sorrow and despair 
of the nation. 

The production was excellent 
in its costuming, selection of mu- 
sic, and lighting effects. All cre- 
dit is due to Dance Group and its 
technical advisers for an ex- 
tremely interesting and impres- 
sive performance. 

o 

Meitner - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
will be strictly technical, Miss 
Meitner's lecture here will be 
"semi-popular," and of interest 
not exclusively to science stu- 
dents. 



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Night "Must Fall" 
Major Officers 

(Continued from Page 1) 
Barbara Hunt, Jane Lum, Sally 
Maier, Holly Mann, Mary Jean 
McCally, Jane Parker, Muriel 
Pfaelzer, Sarah Powell, Georgia 
Ray, Ann Robinson, Valerie Roe- 
mer, Marian Roth. 

Mary Alice Ross succeeds 
Sazie Carreau as president of 
College Government. "Rossie" 
has held offices since her fresh- 
man year when she was chair- 
man of the C. A. Freshman 
Council. The following year she 
was Treasurer of C. A. and a 
member of the sophomore class 
executive committee. This year 
she has been Vil Junior of Eliot 
and as head of Vil Juniors, vice 
president of College Government. 
An English Literature major, 
"Rossie" was named Wellesley 
College Scholar, at Honors 
Chapel last week. 

Jean Kixmiller takes the gavel 
and gown of Chief Justice of 
Superior Court for the coming 
year. Kix served a valuable ap- 
prenticeship as Freshman mem- 
ber of Court, C. G. Secretary and 
Vil Junior for Noanett. She has 
been an active member of choir 
since her freshman year. Her 
major is history. 

Kathy Thayer, junior chair- 
man of Service Fund this year, 
steps up to take the senior chair- 
manship. Kathy has been a 
member of swimming club and 
choir as well as holding minor 
offices in her house and in serv- 
ice fund. 

Joan Barker, this year's vice- 
president of Barn, will direct the 
dramatic activities of the college 
for 1946-47. She has worked as 
a member of the Lighting Com- 
mittee of Barn for three years 
and was Production Manager of 
the recent Barn play, "The Tid- 
ings Brought to Mary." Joan is 
a history major. 

Ruth Jacoby is the new head 
of Radio. In charge of an- 
nouncing this year, she has 
worked on Radio since she was 
a Freshman. Her other activ 



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"LOST WEEKEND" 



Slavic Society 
Plans Meeting 

Unity and the development of 
nationalism among the Slavic 
peoples will be the general 
theme of a program meeting of 
the Slavic Society planned for 
April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Mary B. Mor- 
rison, '46, will speak on Herder's 
influence in arousing the feelings 
of unity among the German peo- 
ple as well as among different 
Slavic groups. The contributions 
of Polish music and nationalistic 
poetry to nationalism will be dis- 
cussed by Barbara Chapline '46, 
Joan Brailey '47, and Ruth 
Dougherty '47. 

The society hopes that all mem- 
bers of the college community 
who are interested will attend the 
meeting. The society house in 
which it will be held will be an- 
nounced later. 

ities include membership in Barn 
and Choir. Her major is psy- 
chology. 

Camilla Chandler will be pres- 
ident of Athletic Association for 
next year. "Mia" has been an en- 
thusiastic member of A. A. since 
her freshman year. She has par- 
ticipated in a number of volun- 
tary sports, as well as holding 
the office of A. A. Rep for three 
years, and secretary of A. A. 
sophomore year. Last week she 
won the telegraphic swimming 
meet. 

Chairman of House Presidents' 
Council is Sue Palmer. Sue's col- 
lege activities have covered a 
wide range, including Choir, 
Barn, and Service Fund. She also 
was prominent in Junior Show, 
and has been a Village Junior 
this year. 

Virginia Beach who succeeds 
Ginny Guild as president of For- 
um, has been particularly inter- 
ested in the recent World Fed- 
eration Committee. She was a 
delegate at the Concord World 
Federation Conference and is a 
member of the National Board of 
Student Federalists. She has also 
held offices in C. A. Ginny is a 
philosophy major. 

Announcement of President of 
Christian Association is having 
to be withheld until further bal- 
lotting since no one of the six 
candidates received a majority 
vote. 



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Book Criticism - 

(Continued from Page 5) 
conducts himself as the reader 
himself might under a similar 
set of circumstances. Ravic, in 
Arch of Triumph, is a synthetic 
character designed to reveal 
characteristics of our present 
age and carry out a bookful of 
readable exploits, besides serv- 
ing as a vehicle for the author's 
epigrammatic musings. His in- 
stability, his dubious profession, 
his excessive drinking, and his 
amorality are fortunately alien 
to the character of the average 
reader of The Arch of Triumph. 
Ravic is neither representative 
nor real. 

The Arch is endowed with sen- 
sational, Hollywoodesque over- 
tones, suggesting the possibility 
that Remarque kept in mind an 
ultimate film adaptation of the 
book. Passages from the book 
illustrate this quality most ef- 
fectively. 

This sort of 3 a.m. drinking 
and dialogue, which constitutes 
a large section of the book, has 
its pulpy appeal, but as the ma- 
ture work of the author of All 
Quiet on the Western Front, it 
is a decided disappointment. 
Here perhaps is an author who 
was too "smart" to grow with 
his work, and too "civilized" to 
give of himself once he learned 
the ropes of literary craftsman- 
ship. The Arch of Triumph may 
well be read for an evening's en- 
tertainment, but it is not to be 
taken seriously. 



French Clubs 

At the suggestion of the stu- 
dents of M.I.T., the French clubs 
of the colleges of greater Bos- 
ton will meet informally once or 
twice each semester. The first 
inter-collegiate dinner, sponsored 
by the Cercle Francais Inter- 



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Spring has sprung, the flowers 
has riz and GROSS STRAUSS is 
where the new dresses is. No 
fooling, your favorite shop has 
a simply collossal collection of 
all kinds of spring dresses. They 
have dressy spun linen numbers 
in all the pastel shades, not to 
mention their silk jerseys in de- 
licious shades of pink and lime. 
P. S. Cottons are arriving daily. 

Just miss the bus that was go- 
ing to tote you in to your date 
in Boston? Don't sit and mope. 
Call the COLLEGE TAXI COM- 
PANY and they'll see that you 
arrive right on time. 

In spring a college girl's fancy 
turns to thoughts of cotton 
dresses. HILL AND DALE has 
some very gay two-piece cotton 
numbers. One type comes in 
delicate pink or blue and is 
smothered with crisp white ruf- 
fles. The other style is black and 
white and definitely for the sum- 
mer sophisticate. 

— o — 

Need money for that new 
spring outfit? The CANDLE- 
WICK CABIN is most obliging 
about such matters. The CABIN, 
which is located next to the Ford 
Motor Company, will pay you 
very good prices for your ex- 
cess clothing or furniture. 

The college girls' best friend 
is none other than LE BLANC 
TAXI. Always efficient ... al- 
ways reliable. They'll take you 
anywhere anytime. Just call 
Wellesley 1600. 

BUNNY 

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Saturday evening, March 16, at 
the Continental Hotel in Cam- 
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